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Labels

I didn’t come out of my mothers womb saying
Hi, I’m Kate.
I'm white, Christian, and like the color blue.
That would be absurd

When you label someone,
They are being trapped in the "you are" box
And spend their whole life searching for the key
To escape this labeled society
And finally set free

We slap labels on people
we’ve never met.
Judging people based on the color of their skin
Is like trying to judge a cow for how juicy it’s steak will be
Its weird and
honestly pretty gross

I was raised in a society that believes the color of my skin
Defines me
Instead of looking at who I truly am within

These labels are destroying us
Slowly crumpling the uniqueness we’ve created
Like a piece of paper
In the hands of Satan

I’m not here to lecture you
About how color of our skin
Is merely science
And how my personal choices
Don't affect you in the slightest

Feel free to disagree
But before you go,
I must ask,
If we didn’t have labels
Who would you be?

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This is a poem I'm currently writing for my English class in school. This is only a rough draft of the final work. This is different than my other two poems because I'm actually making this for an assignment. I usually just write for fun, so this is strange to me.
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I can't agree more with this masterpiece that puts the whole shebang of social and political construct in the most poetic yet serious form. Your voice is that of justice and fairness and insists authoritatively that we are only to be recognized for our humanity, and in the most respectful sense, and beyond which nothing else matters. White, black, brown and more are mere political constructs fashioned by political bourgeoisie in 1671 as a way of driving a wedge among poor Americans in order to enslave and oppress them economically and politically. For a more perfect union, therefore, our generation must outgrow this box and begin to see ourselves again as one human family. Kate, thank you for this beauty of a poetry.

Bathe yourself with poetry and let the world go to pieces.

Thank you for reading my work! I couldn't have said it better. Americans have been drawn apart by this conception of black and white for far to long. It's time to be united again and put an end to social injustices.

Thanks again,
Kate

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Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you like my work, it means a lot.

Thanks,
Kate

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This is absolutely a way mature for someone who is just 15.
Sorry, didnt mean to label you, but this hits a cord.
As a Muslim, well you know what I mean when it comes to all those Muslims who live out there.
Tell me that I'm wrong, tell me that they are not labelled as terrorists.
Exquisitely crafted, and the inner rhymes are really great!
Bravooo

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Thank you!

The first amendment exists for many purposes, one of them being freedom of religion. It's really heartbreaking to see many religious groups, such as Muslims, being looked down upon for just using their rights. I'm a white Christian girl and I've never had to experience any major social injustices. It's crazy how the world works, only certain groups are "accepted". I really hope people as a whole can get better. If only they would open their eyes and learn, they might see things differently.

Thanks again,
Kate

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